Category Archives: Tech News

TED 2018: The smart home that spied on its owner

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Image copyright Gizmodo For two months in early 2018, technology journalist Kashmir Hill let innocent household items spy on her. She had turned her one-bedroom apartment into a “smart home” and was measuring how much data was being collected by the firms that made the devices. Her smart toothbrush betrayed when she had not brushed […]

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Play Echo Arena with your Oculus Rift this weekend and you could win big

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Oculus seems to really want gamers to check out Echo Arena on the Oculus Rift, and as a bit of encouragement, it’s running a “Rift Gold Rush” event this weekend. The event will give players a chance to win a number of prizes totaling $28,000.   The event takes place on Saturday, April 14, from […]

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Apple details its crackdown on leakers…in a leaked memo

In an internal memo to employees, Apple threatened severe consequences for leaking confidential company information – reminding staff that those who leak can lose their jobs, have difficult finding future employment, and even get arrested. Last year, Apple claimed to have busted 29 leakers, 12 of whom were arrested. The memo itself was leaked, and […]

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Bafta Games Awards: Who won on gaming's big night?

Who won the top prizes at this year’s gaming Baftas? Forty-five games were nominated ahead of Thursday night’s ceremony in London. Sales of video games, consoles, PC gaming add-ons and other related products hit £5.1bn in the UK last year, according to the trade body Ukie. That marked a record high and a 12.4% improvement […]

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ESPN+: Everything you need to know about the sports-focused streaming service

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Until now, streaming services have been laser-focused on bringing you the best shows and movies they could get their mitts on – often going as far as creating their own to win over the next generation of cord-cutters and cord-nevers. This line of thinking has brought us shows like House of Cards and Stranger Things […]

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Amazon finally opens up Prime Wardrobe to more customers

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Amazon’s Prime Wardrobe appears to be getting ready to launch. The retailer’s “try before you buy” shopping service, first announced in June 2017, aims to challenge incumbents in the market like Stitch Fix, Trunk Club, Wantable, and others. The service has quietly remained in an invite-only beta since last year, and Amazon claims that’s still […]

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Instant Pot Cookbook Review: America's Test Kitchen's Multicooker Perfection Is Sure to Be an Instant Hit

A few years back, in that now-forgotten time before Instant Pots were a thing, I reviewed an electric pressure cooker and struggled mightily with it. It was supposed to be a safe, fast way to speed up cooking and promised to make slow-cooker style dinners appear in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, stovetop pressure cooker cookbooks didn’t […]

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Best Amazon Device Deals: Huge Kindle, Fire Sale (April 2018)

Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers are rarely expensive (at least unless you buy the luxe Kindle Oasis). They’re built to be affordable, but this week they’re at the lowest prices we’ve seen since late 2017. We’ve compiled every decent deal on Amazon-branded devices going on right now. The Fire HD 8, Fire TV 4K, and […]

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Bafta Games Awards 2018: What you need to know

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Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S9 and Google Pixel 2 deals offer 50% off with a trade-in

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You don’t have to destroy your wallet to get the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. Verizon has begun offering a massive 50% trade-in discount for the new smartphones from Samsung and other flagship Android phones. The standard price of the Galaxy S9 on a monthly installment plan from Verizon is $33.33 per […]

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